The Moguldom Nation Newsletter

Written by Ann Brown

Feb 09, 2024

 

When asked on whether she believed some of the demonstrators were “Russian plants,” Pelosi said: “Seeds or plants. I think some financing should be investigated. And I want to ask the F.B.I. to investigate that.”

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Pelosi’s comments have drawn sharp criticism from various quarters, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which condemned her remarks as “an unsubstantiated smear” and “downright authoritarian.” CAIR’s national executive director, Nihad Awad, characterized Pelosi’s statements as part of a broader pattern of dehumanizing Palestinians.

“Her comments once again show the negative impact of decades of dehumanization of the Palestinian people by those supporting Israeli apartheid,” Nihad Awad said in a statement. “Instead of baselessly smearing those Americans as Russian collaborators, former House Speaker Pelosi and other political leaders should respect the will of the American people by calling for an end to the Netanyahu government’s genocidal war on the people of Gaza.”

Progressive activists and voters advocating for a cease-fire in Gaza have warned President Joe Biden that his approach to the conflict could impact his re-election prospects and Democratic support. Protests by various groups, including Jewish, human rights, and antiwar organizations, have intensified nationwide, with demonstrators disrupting Democratic campaign events, including those attended by President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, CNN reported.

The conflict between Israel and Hamas, which erupted following Hamas’s attack in October 2023, has resulted in a significant loss of life, with Israel’s military response drawing widespread condemnation.

The FBI has yet to comment on Pelosi’s call for an investigation.